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Blinking light with battery charger, why?

F. Fanta , Jul 18, 2006; 03:04 p.m.

I am charging a battery with the Canon CB-2LT charger (provided with Rebel XT/350D, Powershot S50, etc). The light on the charger was initially red, as expected, but after a few minutes it started blinking alternatively red and green. Does anybody know what it means?

Accordingly to the Rebel XT manual, once the battery is charged, the light should be green. I have put the same battery on a different charger (still the Canon CB-2LT), and the light blinks alternatively red and green on that as well. Contrariwise, a different battery on those chargers does not bring about the same behavior. Any clue?

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Mel Resnick , Jul 18, 2006; 03:25 p.m.

One of my chargers is designed to blink red and green as the battery comes close to being fully charged. After a while, the light remains green. Have you tried just leaving the battery in and let it keep charging and flashing for a couple of hours to see if the light stops flashing?

Just a thought: perhaps the battery is defective and won't accept a full charge.

F. Fanta , Jul 19, 2006; 05:23 p.m.

It turned out to be a battery malfunction. The vendor will replace it.

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